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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active...

Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active synagogue in the U.S. territories.

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the oldest of them all

Yes, it is the oldest sinagogue on this side of the world. Dont be suprised walking on the sund , yes , that is how used to be in old days, Just a short walk from main street you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2015
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Yes, it is the oldest sinagogue on this side of the world. Dont be suprised walking on the sund , yes , that is how used to be in old days, Just a short walk from main street you will find it next to a beatiufull two story building with large balcony. Sinagogue still does its functions weekly, and please... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

It's small but packs in a lot of history. The mahogany wood along with the white interior and sand floor is striking. Definitely worth a visit.

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New Boston, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Synagogue is very old. We were able to get a tour and the tourgide provided quite a bit of information on the history not just of the church but of the island as well.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a must see while you're in St. Thomas. This is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere and the history is fascinating.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

We were given a warm and friendly welcome at this historic synagogue. The members of the community made us feel right at home. It has a fabulous history and is recommended for a visit.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We stepped into the church. Just beautiful history of the island and captures history. The grounds are manicured and well taken care of.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

Meaning the Congregation of Blessing, Peace and Loving Deeds but better known as the St Thomas Synagogue, the congregation was founded in 1796 and is the oldest Hebrew congregation in the United States and the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere. The current synagogue building, located on Crystal Gade, two blocks north of Main Street and one block west of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

amazing beautiful synagogue.... the story and history work the step climb... and the sand floor..!!!! check out the shop .. handmade jewelry nothing you have ever seen ... anywhere else ....

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

The caretaker at the Synagogue gave us a history lesson of the diaspora of the Jews in the 16th /17th century. It was a spectatular building in the middle of a residential area in town. Worth the visit to the gift store for a treasured memory handmade in most cases.

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Who knew that St. Thomas has the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the entire Western Hemisphere? This is not a huge building but centrally located and interesting to speak with the local Rabbi who is a walking history book if you can arrange it. They have a lot of history recorded for the Virgin Islands.

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